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Hearts of Hope News Briefs

Stratford President Connie Lester, at the 2018 Annual Town Hall Meeting and Medals Awards Ceremony on June 18.

If you're interested in starting a Hearts of Hope Club for your college or organization call 973.224.6900

Stratford Chapter Vice President Gwen Cook has created a fantastic blog documenting her Hearts of Hope experiences and events complete with narrative and great photos. Her blog will be featured on this page regularly. Please feel free to comment and view this great resource. Check it out.


Caring with Grace sets the bar for making a difference for kids with Cancer.


Tony Legg's music soothes the soul at Hearts of Hope painting events

We love when our youth get involved in the community to raise awareness and make a difference ! A special shout out to Caring With Grace, an amazing young lady making huge differences in lives of kids with Cancer! Please follow her page (https://www.facebook.com/caringwithgrace10) and see all the amazing things she does everyday! Thank you for creating hope together and spreading love and compassion to those who need it most, for fighting for Childhood Cancer and advocating for more research and funds for these little fighters! No one fights alone.

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24123 Peachland Boulevard, C-4, #134

Port Charlotte, FL  33954

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Thank you Tony Legg for supporting Hearts of Hope and playing at some of our events. We love to listen to you play for us! Music soothes the soul.

Thank you to all the beautiful women in Stratfords Business Women’s Group for their generous donations and hosting a Hearts of Hope event to support our Chapter and Dress for Success. They raised over $400 for us and filled a car full of business attire for Dress for a Success. We love their positive energy, the motivation this group has to empower women and to give back to the community. A special Thank You to Monica Cuevas. Realtor with Sotheby's International Realty for organizing this group and event! The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members. -Coretta Scott King

Summer of Hope Campaign starts to roll but still needs your support

We're launched our Hearts of Hope summer campaign on June 1 with a goal of distributing 500 Hearts of Hope to children who are patients at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, one of the nation's leading research hospitals. For every $10.00 donation or purchase, Hearts of Hope will donate $1.00 to CHOP for research at the hospital.

Almost 150 Hearts are already being prepared for the kids but we need all hands on deck to support this mission of hope.


This year's Special Ornament is Ashley Sieling's creation called Skating at Ram Pasture Pond. This beautiful and peaceful scene is available for $15.00 by clicking here. Many thanks to Ashley for her beautiful artwork.  Ashley is thirty years old and has been a resident of Sandy Hook since she was seven. She has been involved with Hearts of Hope for almost five years. Creativity is a big part of her life as she loves to draw and craft. Painting Hearts of Hope has become a favorite activity for Ashley as she always wants to turn everything into a positive and avoids thinking negatively whenever she can. She loves to make people smile and hang out with friends around a bonfire enjoying life. Her favorite quote is "do what you love, love what you do."

Grace Targonski


Paint with A Purpose events take hiatus until September.  Watch for new schedule soon.

June 20, Newtown CT: The fifth anniversary event attracted local residents and some great media coverage from the Newtown Bee and feature writer Shannon Hicks. Read all about it by clicking here to the online story and Hearts of Hope background feature.